Yourwellness Magazine Celebrates Health Benefits of Pomegranate

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With global warming causing Indian fruit growers to swap apples for pomegranates, Yourwellness Magazine explored how pomegranate can be beneficial to heart health.

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On September 1st 2013, the Times of India reported that orchardists in lower belts of Himachal Pradesh are replacing apples with pomegranates. The article, “Pomegranate replaces apple as Himachal Pradesh's favourite,” explained that apple belts of Bhuntar, Garhsa and Bajaura valleys in Kullu districts have been severely affected by global warming, and so the horticulture department is now motivating fruits growers to opt for pomegranate, which is suitable for the changing climate of lower areas of the state. Horticulture development official Bindu Sharma commented, ‘We are organizing training camps for pomegranate cultivation and offering grant according to the area. This fruit is proving beneficial as it is fetching double the price of apple in local markets.’ (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-09-01/india/41662352_1_apple-cultivation-apple-production-fruit-growers)

This inspired Yourwellness Magazine to explore the health benefits of pomegranate. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘In recent years a variety of fruits from around the world have become increasingly available in most supermarkets. One fruit that has become particularly popular in both a raw and juice form is the pomegranate. Pomegranates have been found to provide a range of benefits for health and wellbeing, including softening arteries.’ Yourwellness Magazine noted that hard arteries can be a major factor in the risk of heart disease and stroke. (http://www.yourwellness.com/2013/01/how-pomegranates-can-boost-health-and-wellbeing/#sthash.CJo0cE70.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine noted that the pomegranate has symbolised health, well-being and longevity for centuries in China. Yourwellness Magazine explained that pomegranates can soften the arteries because they are rich in polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins. These antioxidants can help to reduce the DNA damage which often leads to critical health problems. Yourwellness Magazine commented that the antioxidant levels in pomegranates and pomegranate juice is higher than other juices and fruits, as well as being rich in vitamins.

To learn more about the health benefits of various superfoods, or about health and well-being in general, visit the gateway to living well at http://yourwellness.com.

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